Raf’s Shocking Exit: You React!

by Eddie Roche

Raf Simons’ ‘Bye Felicia’ to Dior means one thing for fashion journalists—more clicks! We’ve rounded up how (some of) the major outlets have creatively  found a way to celebrate Raf’s tenure, ponder his departure, and get that traffic! 

The New York Times:  Raf Simons Bids Farewell to Dior
Vanessa Friedman and Elizabeth Paton share a byline and get reaction from Ralph Toledano, president of the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, the French fashion trade association and Marigay McKee, luxury consultant and the former president of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Vogue: As Raf Simons Bids Adieu to Dior, a Look at His Work in Vogue

Vogue UK The Dior Darlings
Writer Naomi Pike created a gallery of 11 starlets such as Emma Stone and Marion Cotillard in Dior.

The Cut: Why Raf Simons Is Leaving Dior
Cathy Horyn explores why the designer is saying farewell, and suggests Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci might be the man to take things over. Plus! The 20 Best Dior Red Carpet Moments form Raf Simons And! The More Famous Jennifer Lawrence Got, the More Dior She Wore Also! The 30 Best Looks by Raf Simons at Dior AND MORE! Who Should Succeed Raf Simons at Dior? They’ve got this beat on lockdown.

Harper’s Bazaar: Raf Simons’ 50 Most Memorable Dior Moments
A slideshow by Ruthie Friedlander.

Elle: Friedlander’s Memorable Moments was also posted here. #hearstsynergy

Glamour: The Best 15 Red Carpet Moments During Raf Simons’ Tenure at Dior by Avery Matera 

LA Times: Looks from Raf Simons’ seven ready-to-wear collections for Dior

ManRepeller: Who’s Next at Dior? Amelia Diamond is like, “What?”

And The Daily‘s personal fave…

The Washington Post: Surprised that Raf Simons is leaving Dior? Don’t be. Fashion is a rat race like any job. Nothing fazes veteran fashion journalist Robyn Givan. “Who, besides perhaps Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, settles in and retires from a house anymore?” she asks. “Who settles in and retires from any job anymore?” She speculates that the allure of designers running big, prestigious brands may be fading. Work is haaaaard!

 And! How Did the Twitterverse Deal?

@TheFashionLaw “I swear if Tisci replaces Raf and ruins Dior with the Kardashian/Kanye West non-sense, I will quit.”

@bryanboy “I also want Alber to happen at Dior… and Chanel in the future.

@vanessafriedman “Both and lost their designers after only abt 3 years. Is this a new trend?”

@ninagarcia “More fashion musical chairs. The music has been playing for a long time. We definitely have entered to a new fashion era. Times have changed.”





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amy October 22, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Raf Simons copied talented young designer named Angel Barta. He copied her designs and her campaign.

Bunnun October 23, 2015 - 6:56 AM

You fail to mention WWD, the first site that had the news…


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